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Luther Gardner Holbrook

Luther Gardner Holbrook, business executive.


  • Holbrook, Luther Gardner was born on August 25, 1912 in Walpole, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Henry G. and Marian S. (Higgins) Holbrook.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Bowdoin College, 1934. Master of Business Administration, Harvard, 1936.


    • Banking department Worcester County Trust Company (Massachusetts), 1936-1940. Assistant dean Harvard Business School, 1940-1948, assistant professor, 1944-1948. Assistant vice president T. Mellon & Sons, Pittsburgh, 1949-1956, vice-president and governor, 1957-1958, vice president, treasurer, governor, 1958-1970.

      Vice president Richard K. Mellon & Sons, Pittsburgh, 1971-1979. Director First Boston Corporation, General Reins. Corporation, General Reassurance Corporation, Herbert Clough, Inc., Greenwich, Connecticut, General Reins.

      Life Corporation, North Star Reins. Corporation New York, Reins. Company Australasia Ltd., Sydney, Australia.

      Trustee Richard King Mellon Foundation, Richard King Mellon Charitable Trusts, Pittsburgh, Brookings Instruction, Washington, Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts, Blue Hill (Maine) Memorial Hospital, Inc., Blue Hill Public Library, Eisenhower Exchange.


    Clubs: Duquesne (Pittsburgh).


    • Married Ruth Price, December 5, 1936. Children: Deborah (Mistress.
    • father: Henry G. Holbrook
    • mother: Marian S. (Higgins) Holbrook
    • spouse: Ruth Price
    • child: Deborah (Mrs Holbrook
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    Died September 5, 1979
    (aged 67)